She met him, at the time the blooming lotus flower is falling. Many years ago, when they met, the timing was not right. So, he forgot all about her and she sank to the bottom of the abyss; Many years later, when they reunite, the timing is also not right. He wants the guardianship of the son and he is all she had so they meet in the court …… In short, really have to happily accept no love. At night, whose heart is bewitched? Also, who is looking at her desperation from atop? This love-hate relationship spins seven years. Fortunately, the final outcome is a happy one.
[Ebook] [Drama] [Dây dưa không dứt]
Pls help as I don’t understand what 承欢 means & google is not helping:( Thus, my English title sounds weird. Yes, I am taking a break from my happy & funny book as I got sick of those stupid female & black-hearted male leads. In this book, I’ll say both the leads are abt the same being stubborn & strong.
Actually the storyline for this book is very old but what made me read it until the wee hours is the way the author wrote. Her words tug at my heart string. I won’t say I am heartbroken but I do feel for the couple and long to read their story. At times, it gets kind of emotional but I am rest assured the outcome is a happy one. The author isn’t XYW level but maybe a bit like FWSC but not a cruel step-mum. Someone mentioned the plot for this book is rather similar to an incomplete book called glass slippers by FWSC. Anyway, I do like this author style & plan to read more of her work. Hey lidge, read any of her book? She is not exactly funny but she is not flat.
As usual the book with a cute kid will get a thumb up from me, lol. Haha, I share lidge’s fetish for adorable little kid in novels. At the beginning, I really hate the male lead. He is so cold & cunning. He used all kinds of foul means to force the female lead to give up the son & succeeded:( I take heart that she slapped him twice, I think, lol. Actually the 2nd male lead is very likeable as he is supportive of the female lead but unfortunately he’ll never get the girl:( Btw, he has a grudge against the male lead bcos of what he did to his dad. As for the female lead, she is rather pitiful but don’t worry she is a strong girl & will not give up easily. I like how she stood up to the male lead by refusing to marry him bcos she knows he doesn’t love her.
I think 承欢 means to be filial to one’s parents. There’s the phrase 承欢膝下 which pretty much means being filial to the older generations. But if you break it down it could be from 承受, to accept, and 欢喜, happy. So happily accept?
Currently in drama-mode, so I won’t be reading as much.
Thanks skyblu, I happily accept your help:P What drama is so engrossing? I am also watching, reading & eating all at the same time, lol.
Just finished Damo. Total tearjerker. It had incest that wasn’t incest but was really endearing and tragic. Had so much angst and both relationship had issues. I am watching Legend, trying to catch up on Drama, Go, Go, Go, and planning to watch The Princess’s Man. I gave up on my rewatch of BBJX since I still remember it too clearly and feel the need to fast forward. Still awaiting Da Mo Yao even if I liked Yun Zhong Ge better.
Huh, I thought you are not into Kdrama? I am into kdrama but just not into ancient kdrama as I don’t like my leads to look pregnant, lol. I watched all of Ha Ji Won dramas except Damo. Tell me if Princess’ Man is good as my friend has the DVD with English sub & I like that guy Park Shi Hoo:)
Did you watch a super old ATV drama called Secret Battle of the Majestry? It is not exactly BBJX but I feel it is as good if not better than BBJX. I thought Yumama is gonna start filming YZG but so far no news. I read that he gonna change it into a wuxia setting. I am not looking fwd to it bcos this will change the entire feel of the drama. What makes everything so impossible & angsty is Ling gege is an emperor. I hope cxt8 will read me the story one day but I am not sure I dare to revisit the story as it is just too heart breaking:(
I just watch few Kdramas. I think I finished less than 10. I like ancient dramas, they usually have so much angst, and usually more plot. I always thought hanboks look a little plastic baggish. Damo and The Legend didn’t really feature hanboks a lot.
What is Secret Battle of the Majesty about?
I might watch Yumama’s YZG but I would hold it completely separate from the book. I don’t really understand how one becomes a “reluctant” wuxia leader. The book was absolutely wonderful, and Ling gege’s last words are still in my head. And then sometimes I wonder about Meng Jue’s might-have-beens.
Can someone who’s read Yun Zhong Ge give me a summary? Specifically who she’s in love with and the ending. Thanks!
Isn’t it about the succession battle between the princes during Kang Xi’s reign? I have the drama but haven’t had time to watch it. Not sure if I’m remembering correctly, but didn’t Kent Tong play a monk? I’m confused what role a monk would have in the succession battle.
Your long-lost twin is back, peanuts^^
Happily is not translated so can’t read. Another work called 客官不可以 is currently being translated. I think it’s 1/2 ways through. Another one called 步步错 is done so I’ll check it out later.
I just finished FWSC’s 寂寞空庭春欲晚. Agggghhh, so many feels~
Sad ending from #1 stepmom, of course. I’m still in a daze and trying to gather up feelings and piece them together, lol, though I don’t think this ending is as tragic as Eastern Palace. Kang Xi is one of my favorite emperors (because he accomplished so much when he was young, not a fan of his later years because of the numerous kids he had and the succession problem). I love KX in this story and think FWSC did a great job in creating the personalities for Kang Xi and Lin Lang. I love them!!!! In the drama (if it ever gets filmed), I hope they stick to the story and don’t sanitize it with a happy ending. I feel it’s the melancholy tone of “loving someone but can’t be with that person” that defines this story and makes it memorable.
Yah, I don’t fancy hanbok eventhough I wore one to take photo while I was in Korea, lol. Somemore the guy wears a silly hat:P Sorry being bias & luckily no korean here but our chinese ancient costumes look so much better & with so many variety. Oh, legend is the one with Bae Yong Joon. Sorry, don’t like him. You might wanna give Chuno which I heard good review a try. It is abt slaves. My friend recommends me to watch Queen In-Hyun’s Man, a hybrid drama with parallel universe.
Secret Battle of the Majesties is abt 4th prince battle for the throne. How he changed from a nice guy to a ruthless one. Also, got an angsty love story with a woman. Since you don’t mind spoiler, their ending is rather sad or you might think fitting. When I watched this 10 yrs ago, I chased it like mad with my friend. I wanted to rewatch a week ago but I can’t find a Cantonese version online:((( I don’t want Mandarin dubbed one:( If you found a cantonese version, pls give me the link. I feel it is one of the best historical drama produced in Cantonese so you must not miss it. It is quite long 60 episodes but interesting & exciting. It is dated as I think it was released b4 or at the time you were born:) but the guys & costumes still look good. See all the reviewers in spcnet also gave it 5 stars
I personally don’t like the Qing dynasty and ancient Korean styles. Qing dynasty for the hair and Korean for the hair and outifts. I tried out a bit of Chuno, I lost interest somewhere near the beginning middle. Surprisingly, my dad is actually watching it since it’s being broadcasted on TV in Mandarin with English subtitles. The Legend is a very fantasy-based historical. Of course, the female lead being the shua-lai and hilarious type keeps my attention. I wanted to find a Mandarin dubbed version since less is lost in translation btwn Chinese and Korean than Korean and English.
寂寞空庭春欲晚 is the one with Yuan Hong and Hawick, right? And, yupp, Secret Battle of the Majesties was made before I was born.
Yes, I don’t like bald guys but I think xiaoyuer likes them, lol. I also go for the mandarin dubbed version bcos I am too lazy to read subtitiles, heehee..寂寞空庭春欲晚 might not be filmed, I heard. In Love with Power will be released soon in a week or 2 time. Arrrrgh, I am going to chinatown now trying to dig a Cantonese copy of Secret Battle of the Majesties but I think chance is slim bcos this is so dated. Hey lidge, i bet you saw this in viet b4 right? I even found a viet version online but no cantonese:( why why:(( I just saw a fan made mv & trigger my love for this drama, lol. I would have bought a copy yrs ago if not of the sad 2nd part & ending:( Check this out skyblu.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OvgPa1ZdWE&list=PL50CB1B0226163D13&index=11 – love the song & lyrics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSOj3Xk2m40 – fan-maded but not by me:P
I can give u summary of Yun Zhong Ge. Most of the chapters have been translated. Check back here later as I will tell you more abt my beloved book later as I am in a hurry to go to chinatown to buy a cantonese version of Secret battle of the majesties as I suddenly feel the urge to watch this, lol. Yes, kent tong play a monk. He is some sort of adviser but later he stopped being a monk, lol. You must watch this one. I highly recommend you. This is better than anything Yu Zheng can churn out.
I just started 步步错. I will write more when I come home so check out this space. That book is something of a mixed bag. I feel the 2 leads are ‘bian tai’ as in crazy. Their love is like FWSC novel, rather twisted so you might like it, lol.
I think the adaptation for 寂寞空庭春欲晚 is on hold. Rumor is Hawick, YH, and TLY might not be starring anymore because they might have other commitments when the drama actually begins filming.
Peanuts, pls give me the summary for YZG or are you busy rewatching Secret Battle of the Majesties? haha……j/k, give me the summary when you have time. I’m not in the mood to read Tong Hua right now, especially since both the Viet and English translations aren’t done and I don’t want to be left hanging. I’ll start on 步步错.
The summary is in the YZG section. I can’t get the Cantonese version in chinatown:( I’ll go to HK next yr to buy one, lol. Start watching this drama & put your book reading on hiatus as it is a very good drama:P Koala has translated the ending of YZG. Only parts of Vol 3 are unfinished. Vol 1 & 2 are all done. Are you the one leaving comments in hamster’s pillow book translations?
Have you started 步步错 (Every Steps are Wrong)? Do you like it? I don’t like the leads. They are so twisted. I suspects this author blue white color is a fan of FWSC bcos they have the same style. Do you want a summary of the story with spoiler? A word of warning, this book is not suitable for those under 18 namely skyblu, lol. The male lead called the female lead & asked her what new flavour does she want, strawberry or watermelon from 7 Eleven. What do you think he is buying? Ice cream, lol?
Thanks for the YZG summary!
No, I’m not one of the ppl leaving comments on hamster’s site. I haven’t started Pillow Book because it’s unfinished and I don’t want to be left hanging. Worst feeling in the world so I try to avoid it if I could.
I haven’t started 步步错 yet. Spent all day shopping due to lots of sales in the holiday season, lol.
Secret Battle of the Majesty also has an angsty love plot b/w 4th prince & a common girl. 2nd prince fed 4th prince some aphrodisiac leading him to rape a common girl to make him look bad in front of Kang Xi. 4th prince does like the girl. The girl later got pregnant & vowed revenge on 4th prince. She gave up the baby who 4th prince wanna bring up in the palace but Kang Xi disallowed. So, 4th prince left he palace for the sake of his son.
Later, the girl tried to kill him but then she knew abt the aphrodisiac & forgave him. She started to like him & helped him to get the throne. In order to get the throne, he become ruthless & married 14th prince’s girlfriend bcos that girl has a powerful dad who can help him. The love story b/w 14th prince & his girlfriend also very sad:( I can’t remember how 4th prince accidentally killed the dad of the girl he likes & she found out. So, she tried to kill him many times but failed & later fell into a coma. After some yrs, she woke up & managed to kill 4th prince. He died happy being able to die in the hand of the woman he loves most. Sob sob, so sad……..The dialogue in the drama quite meaningful abt love, hatred, power, survival, etc. This drama is also very addictive. Once I started I can’t stop, lol. You should watch it during xmas break. FYI, inspite of what he did & how bad he has become I ship 4th prince all the way bcos he is also rather pitiful & a victim of fate:(
I am putting 步步错 on hiatus bcos this book is too heavy. While the 2 leads are abusing & hurting each other, they also hurt my eyes/heart, lol. I need a break fr such emotional book. I gonna start 客官不可以 which is like your fav Gu Man’s book Shan Shan. It is a funny book abt the relationship b/w a boss & his staff. The feedback is this author is very versatile & can write sad & funny books well & all her books got vastly diff style & theme. Heehee, you’ve to wait for the translation to finish:P Go & learn Chinese:) I’ll tell you if it is nice.
Wah, shop till you drop, lol. Bought all the books & food you can get your hands on:P? I am very poor, no money, spent them all on my holidays:(
Thanks for the summary about Secret Battle. I didn’t realize 客官不可以 is about boss/staff relationship. I’ll check it out because I like that type of plot, especially if the relationship is cute and funny.
I’m about as rich as you, peanuts. I buy clothes instead of going on holidays, lol. It’s not that I buy for fun but for work.
Some snippets of 客官不可以 are she mistook the boss as a robber so their 1st meeting started at the wrong foot. Later, the boss found her sleeping under the table & banished her to a lousy dept. This girl is called fox & has a black belly dad & dizzy mum. She has a crush on a childhood fren & the boss pretended to help her chase that crush but is actually sabotaging it, lol.
Wah, this author is as productive as FWSC, got a lot of books with varied themes. Some sound interesting. Do a summary for you 2moro:P I think skyblu read the lowest rated one abt adopted sibling r/s 原来爱很殇. Did you fnish the book?
The plot sounds awesome, lol.
Hey lidge, reading now ar? Feedback? My boss is off today so i can be lazy in the office & read this, lol. Aren’t you glad you’ve a book consultant like me to give you summary, recommendation & spoilers, lol?
Stopped after a bit. I couldn’t make sense of the romance. I think they got together at some point, but I didn’t understand how they resolved their problems so I dropped it. Now, back to my bio paper. Who cares about the digestive system of different animals anyway? No offense to anyone meant.
Ahh, lucky peanuts with the boss being off. You say you’re reading, but I bet you’re really partying, eh? lol
I’ve just started so can’t form an opinion yet^^
I’m at the part where she’s just been assigned to the bad dept. and everyone there says they were sent there after committing some offense against the male lead, lol. The only interaction between the main couple is her beating him up for mistaking him as as robber. Need to see further interactions between them before I can give an opinion on the story.
Speaking of biology reminds me of the honors biology class I took in 11th grade. My teacher was this ancient guy, and he’d give you assignments where you’d copy from the textbook verbatim and would get 100’s. As you can guess, everyone wanted to be in his class, lol. I had a habit of not dotting my i’s so he took off points for that. He event dotted the i’s for me and commented on the assignments “Please dot the letter i.” True story, I swear!!!!
That reminds me of my fifth grade teacher. I remember him taking off points for writing the horizontal line of t before the vertical line. Well, at this point my textbook doesn’t even have all the information I need, which includes the digestive features of amoeba, paramecium, sponges, hydra, planaria, earthworm, grasshopper, shark, frog, bird, cow, and human. That part I just finished, now I have another 9 questions to do, joy.
Tell me how Searching for Past Lives go. I liked Lan Ling Wang well enough, although my ship was not the OTP. Tell me if there is any endearing guys in the book.
The truth is I am zzzzzz. I tried reading a chapter but ended up falling asleep. It is 2.18pm over here but I wish I am in bed, lol. I must have eaten too much during lunch:( So far, the story is not holding my interest. Perhaps bcos I am too tired.
Luckily all my teachers are normal or maybe I didn’t pay any attention to them, lol? Skyblu, you should enjoy doing your homework as I miss copying homework fr my friends. Those were the good old days where I need not do anything except copy, lol.
Some of teachers had entertaining stories, about college life, their friends, their crazy relatives, and the like. My bio teacher is hilarious, even if only a third of what he says makes sense. And, oi, I actually do my own homework. And I wish I can sleep at a reasonable hour tonight, which is in the pms, but I doubt it.
Just found out this novel has been filmed into a drama. I wander how close they followed the book. Anyway, I’ll probably watch it since I am okay with Jerry & Tong Li Ya being the leads. When I read the book, I felt quite sad but the drama looks even more sad. I think the book has a happy ending but I am not sure abt the drama:( Here is the trailer:
This is a fan-made MV but why used DGSD song, lol?
Oh my! Jerry yan finally got his hair cut… But makes him look a bit old hmm.
Episode 1 which started airing on Monday night, 23 June so jerry and tong li ya’s fans, take note. I will give the drama a try since the trailer looks engaging but so melodramatic. Bongsd, you wait patiently for viet translation la, lol.
Hi all. Just going to say, 承欢 actually means to bring pleasure to someone.
承 in this case is for 承蒙, which means to “be bestowed favour upon”.
欢 is for 欢心, which is “pleasure, favour, liking” or 喜欢 “to like” or 欢喜 “be happy.”
So 承欢 means that someone has bestowed their favour/pleasure upon you because of something you did.
Hence the title 无爱承欢 would mean something like “No Love to Bring Happiness to You.”